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West Brom supporters have delivered a damning verdict on Saido Berahino, with more than 70 per cent claiming the striker should be left to rot in the reserves.


The 22-year-old has provoked fury with his impetuous reaction to being denied a deadline day move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Berahino appeared to suggest he would be going on strike in an incredible outburst on social media, after Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace rejected a total of four offers for his services.

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His actions angered supporters, who yesterday made their feelings clear.

In a poll of more than 2,000 fans on the Express and Star website, nearly three-quarters believe the forward should be banished from the first-team as punishment.

With the club having no game this weekend due to the international break, Berahino is expected to meet boss Tony Pulis when he returns to training on Monday.

Baggies legend Ally Robertson, however, reckons the striker needs to knuckle down and put the controversy behind him to avoid ruining his career.

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Robertson, who made 626 appearances for the club, said: "No matter what has happened he is still an Albion player and that is where his priority should be.

"Any move did not go through and he has got to get his head around that and just get on with it - that's in the best interests of everyone.

"Albion are the club which made him the player he is. He should realise that and concentrate on doing his job, which is scoring goals."

Berahino's future had been the subject of speculation all summer, with Peace having rejected two bids for the striker before Spurs returned with another two on deadline day.